Physical Description: 482 file folders
Arranged numerically by bill number within legislative session.
Scope and Content Note
The bill files consists of bills analyzed by the Government Affairs office and their recommendations on position the CSU should
take on each bill. The series ranges from 1968 to 1972 and 1981 to 1996, with the strongest concentration being 1981 to 1996.
The bills relate to many subjects but some prominent subjects were funding, Trustee independence, enrollment, increased role
for the CSU in higher education, cost reduction, affordable tuition and fees, teacher training, and employees. The series
mostly consists of bill analysis, press clippings, correspondence, and memoranda.
Several legislators attempted to increase the Trustees independence. SCA 64 (1983-1984) by State Senator Al Alquist was a
failed attempt to make the Board of Trustees independent which received student and union opposition over fears they would
lose autonomy and collective bargaining powers. Yet, the Trustees argued the CSU was too big to be regulated as a typical
state agency. Assembly Member Paul Woodruff authored the Trustees sponsored AB1203 (Chaptered 414, Statutes of 1991) to increase
bureaucratic efficiency and independence. Assembly Member Brooks Firestone authored the CSU Management Efficiency Act (AB3132,
Chapter 938, Statutes of 1996). The act made the CSU exempt from non-specific new laws affecting state agencies, exempt the
CSU from the Office of Administrative Law, reformed contract management, and allowed the CSU to create risk management pools.
The Trustees supported the act. Senator Al Alquist worked (SB593, Chapter 779, Statutes of 1993) to increase the Trustees'
autonomy by removing the Department of Finance's approval from Trustee settlements of pending actions.
Tuitions and fees increased as the state's financial situation worsened throughout the 1980s and 1990s. A fundamental shift
occurred wherein the state lost the ability to finance the CSU at previous levels while student enrollment expanded. This
contradiction forced the CSU to figure out how to fund the increased matriculation. The Trustees sought to prevent any enrollment
loss do to escalating costs. Several legislators responded with proposals to keep higher education affordable without increasing
state spending. Assembly Member Tom Hayden offered one such plan with AB 278 in 1987, which Governor George Deukmejian vetoed.
The plan would have allowed parents to invest tuition futures. The Chancellor's office took no official position but supported
the idea of the bill while acknowledging the possibility that the plan would not benefit low-income families. Senator Marian
Bergeson sought to increase access to financial aid by introducing SB 602 (Chapter 1016, Statutes of 1987), which reformed
California's financial aid to resemble federal financial aid. SB1072 (Senator Lucy Killea, 1993-1994) attempted to empower
the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) to investigate ways to reduce costs at the CSU while maintaining
education standards. The bill received Trustee support but the governor vetoed because he felt the bill was better served
as a resolution.
Teacher training remained the major focus of the CSU and the Trustees constantly sought ways to enhance teacher training and
toughen credentialing standards. Senator Marian Bergeson authored SB 148 (Chapter 1355, Statutes of 1989) to create Accrediting
Advisory Council pilot program, focusing attention on candidate assessment and local flexibility. SB655 (Senator Marian Bergeson,
Chapter 426, Statutes of 1993) initiated the Trustee-supported deregulation of the Commission on Teacher Credentials (CCTC)
in order to increase teacher quality.
In order to establish the right of immigrants and immigrants' children to have access to higher education, the legislature
passed AB2015 (Chapter 680, Statutes of 1983), which Assembly Member Art Agnos authored in 1983. The bill allowed legal aliens
to establish residence thereby avoiding paying tuition at the CSU. The bill also created confusion because some officials
thought illegal immigrants were covered under the new law. In response to the controversy, Assembly Member Marian Bergeson
authored AB2247 in 1984 and state Senator Seymour authored SB 1350 in 1984 but both bills died in committee. In the 1991-1992
session, Assembly Member Richard Polanco authored AB 592, which would have allowed illegal aliens to achieve residency status
but Governor Pete Wilson vetoed the bill.
Many attempts have been made to modify and update the Master Plan and the Donahoe Act since 1961. In the 1989-1990 session,
Assembly Member Tom Hayden introduced legislation (AB462) to add new areas to the Master Plan such as a focus on access for
disabled students, educational equality, and modifying the primary mission of the CSU. Governor George Deukmejian vetoed the
bill. He reintroduced the legislation as AB617 (Chapter 1198 Statutes of 1991). The Commission for the Review of the Master
Plan and the Joint Legislative Committee for the Review of the Master Plan suggested alterations to the 1960 Master Plan.
One suggestion was to increase CCC transfer students. SB507 (Assembly Member Gary Hart, 1989-1990) attempted to enhance the
ability of community college student transfers to the UC and CSU but was vetoed.
Senator Milton Marks introduced the vetoed SB1466 (1993-1994) to provide part-time faculty and coaches with CSU provided healthcare,
with the CSU absorbing the cost. The bill received Board of Trustees support but was vetoed over concerns of causing fee increases.
Another bill focusing on part-time faculty was AB751 (Assembly Member Dan Hauser, 1993-1994), which would have shifted part-time
faculty automatically to full-time status after four years of employment. The Trustees opposed the bill arguing this was a
collective bargaining issue. Governor Pete Wilson vetoed the bill. The legislature attempted several times to locate CSU employees
under the State Personnel Board. Assembly Member and Senator Charles Calderon authored bills to enact the change: AB4321 (1985-86),
AB378 (1987-88), and SB1652 (1989-1990). Each bill failed to pass and received opposition from the Trustees on grounds that
the move would be costly and the CSU was a unique state agency.
In the 1989-1990 session, SB365 (Senator William Craven, Chapter 289, Statutes of 1989) transformed the CSU, San Diego extension
into CSU, San Mateo, creating the twentieth CSU campus. The bill originally placed the CCC, CSU, and UC at the same campus.
The Trustees favored adding CSU, San Mateo to the university.
Seeking to reconfigure the Board of Trustees Daniel Boatwright introduced legislation (SB 1950, 1989-1990) to require trustee
appointments to have a four-year degree. The legislation died in the Senate. The Trustees opposed claiming the Board of Trustees
should represent every Californian, not just educated ones. Also seeking to modify the Board of Trustees membership Hilda
Solis introduced AB2113 (1993-1994) to increase student and faculty membership on the board. The Trustees opposed the legislation;
the governor vetoed the bill.
The military remained an ambivalent topic. Although the CSU wanted to support service members attending the CSU, sometimes
CSU independence conflicted with California military policy. Following CSU, Sacramento President Donald Garth's removal of
ROTC from the Sacramento campus, Assembly Member Pete Knight fought to reinstate ROTC be removing this ability from CSU presidents
(AB415, Chapter 398, Statutes of 1995). The Board of Trustees opposed this as a loss of independence. Yet, the Chancellor
also encouraged active duty military personnel to attend the CSU. Assembly Member Steve Clute authored AB 259 (Chapter 900,
Statutes of 1989) to allow active duty military personnel to pay resident tuition with the Trustees support.
The 1989 murder of Jeanne Clery sparked a campaign to establish collegiate crime statistic reports. State Senator Art Torres
authored the Clery Act (SB1358) in 1989 that Governor George Deukmejian vetoed. It would have forced the CSU to release per
campus crime statistics. The Chancellor's office worked closely with Senator Torres. This bill mirrored the federal bill of
the same name.
1968: Bill Drafts (Box 3/5- Box 3/6).
1969: AB1-AB2358 (Box 3/7- Box 3/8).
1969: AB4-AB2358, ACA20-ACA83, ACR2-ACR229, AJR40, HR25-HR355 (F3878: 1-9).
1969: SB5-SB1419, SCA18, SCR18-SCR85, SR119 (F3878: 10-17).
1970: AB1-AB2503, ACA31-ACA70, ACR46-ACA180, HR149-HR201 (Box 3/8- Box 3/11).
1970: SB1-SB1419, SCR40-SCR54, SJR30, SR54-SR55 (Box 3/11- Box 3/12).
1970: AB3-AB2503, ACA7-ACA70, ACR5-ACR195, HR24-HR222 (F3878: 18-27).
1970: SB6-SB1419, SCA27, SCR40-SCR152, SJR30, SR54-SR293 (F3878: 28-33).
1971: AB1-AB3097, ACA23-ACA73, ACR21-ACR174, HR36-HR37 (Box 3/13- Box 3/16).
1971: SB1-SB1622, SCA32, SCR18-SCR88 (Box 3/17- Box 3/19).
1971: AB3-AB3097, ACA23-ACA73, ACR6-ACR174, AJR4, HR36-HR52 (F3878: 34-46).
1971: SB39-SB1622, SCA32, SCR18-SCR105, SR62, SR226 (F3878: 47-55).
1972: AB1-AB209 (Box 3/20- Box 4/2).
1972: SB1-SB1594 (Box 4/3- Box 4/4).
1972: AB13-AB2321, ACA3-ACA68, ACR15-ACR127 (F3878: 56-68).
1972: SB15-SB1510, SCR4, SCR59, SJR20 (F3878: 69-76).
1973-1974: AB23-AB4509, ACA47-ACA105, ACR20-ACR267, HR55-HR61 (F3878: 77-100).
1973-1974: SB5-SB2454, SCR19-SCR116, SR93 (F3878: 101-111).
1975-1976: AB11-AB4529, ACA55-ACA82, ACR4-ACR224, AJR23, AJR67 (F3878: 112-137).
1975-1976: SB1-SB2086, SCA27-SCA43, SCR54, SCR78 (F3878: 138-150).
1977-1978: AB12-AB3787, ACA2-ACA82, ACR24-ACR156, AJR15-AJR82 (F3878: 151-168).
1978-1977: SB8-SB2218, SCA8-SCA41, SCR71, SJR26 (F3878: 180-192).
1979-1980: Preprint AB3, AB6-AB3369, ACA22-ACA74, ACR9-ACR112, HR48 (F3878: 180-192).
1979-1980: SB3-SB2068, SCA4, SCA13, SCR48-SCR74, SJR6, SR30 (F3878: 193-201).
1981-1982: AB41-AB3811; ACA48-ACA8; ACR25-ACA145; AJR3-AJR103; JR152; AB7X (Box 4/5- Box 5/14).
1981-1982: GRP1; Preprint SB6; Preprint SCR1; SB31-SB2074; SCA15; SCR59-SCR83; SR17 (Box 5/15- Box 6/14).
1983-1984: AB1-AB4052; ACA1-ACA44; ACR16-ACR162; AJR32-AJR12; AB12X-AB36X (Box 6/15- Box 8/11).
1983-1984: SB18-SB2303; SCA12-SCA46; SCR21-SCR90; SR34-SR37; UPC (Box 8/12- Box 9/18).
1985-1986: AB3421 (Box 9/19).
1985-1986: SB1173 (Box 9/19).
1987-1988: AB1-AB4665; ACA1-ACA49; ACR11-ACR170; AJR24-AJR62; AB1X-AB6X (Box 9/20- Box 12/13).
1987-1988: SB9-SB2892; SCA10-SCA15; SCR69-SCR92 (Box 12/14- Box 14/9).
1989-1990: AB4-AB4365; ACA5-ACA37; ACR49-ACR172 (Box 14/10- Box 16/16).
1989-1990: Preprint SB7; SB14-SB2908; SCA1-SCA8; SCR54-SCR106; SJR34; SR20; SB18X-SB24X (Box 16/17- Box 18/14).
1991-1992: AB1-AB3751; ACA4-ACA13; ACR28-ACR69; AJR46; AB1X-AB63X (Box 18/15- Box 21/15).
1991-1992: SB2-SB2033; SCA10-SCA43; SCR5-SCR60; SB5X (Box 21/16- Box 22/9).
1993-1994: AB11-AB3759; ACA25-ACA47; ACR45; AJR16; AB70X-AB164X (Box 22/10- Box 24/1).
1993-1994: SB33-SB2097; SCA2; SCR7-SCR16; SR15; SB12X (Box 24/2- Box 25/3).
1995-1996: AB9-AB3438 (Box 25/4- Box 26/7).
1995-1996: SB12-SB2168; SCA10-SCA35; SJR26; SB2XX (Box 12/14- Box 14/9).